Matthiessen Mountain Madness May 4th at Matthiessen State Park Vermilion River Area in Oglesby, IL
Matthiessen is the first stop of the Illinois Homegrown Race Series
Join us as we host our 6th mountain bike race in the Illinois Valley. Matthiessen State Park is a surprisingly hilly and fast course that will provide a great challenge for racers of all abilities with good areas for spectator viewing all in a cozy state park atmosphere. Racers will find Matthiessen to be one of the most promising and varied riding areas in the state; fast flowy single-track punctuated with challenging technical sections, and big climbs will truly test a racer's mettle.
Novice Age Division
Sport Age Division
Cat 3 (novice) 10:00am 12miles*
KIDS RACE 11:30am
Cat 2 (sport) 12:00pm 18miles*
Cat 1 / Open 12:00pm 24 miles* *distances are approximations and may change slightly
Men's Divisions Women's Divisions
Cat 1 / Open Cat 1 / Open
all ages all ages
Cat 2 & 3 (sport & novice) Cat 2 & 3 (sport & novice)
19 & under 29 & under
Kids Race FREE
Riders 15 & under: $10
Beginner (Cat 3)
$25 day of event
Sport & Expert (Cat 2 & 1)
$35 day of event
Rules and Prizes
1. All Cat 1 racers must have a Cat 1 license. Cat 2 & 3 can purchase a one-day license
2. Open, Cat 2 and Cat 3 racers without a USAC license are eligible for all other prizes and awards.
3. All riders will finish on leader's lap.
4. All USAC rules apply
**online registration is non-refundable
Cash and awards for Men's Cat1/Open and Women's Cat 1/Open
Merchandise and awards for Men's and Women's Cat 2
Awards for Men's and Women's Cat 3
1) I race comp at WORS and have a Cat 2 license, can I race the “Open”?
a. Yes Cat 2 license holders and non license holders looking for an extra challenge are welcome to race the “Open.” The only catch, you won’t be eligible for series points. The “Open” category is run along with and competing for Cat 1 prizes/awards.
2) Do you have a youth/junior division?
a. Yes, we’ve added a Juniors 10-14 and 15-18 to the Novice/Cat 3 race.
3) Are bar ends allowed?
a. Yes, this rule had been clarified and our officials have been informed of the change.
4) Is this race part of the Illinois Homegrown Race Series?
5) How are the trails after all of the rain and flooding?
a. With the current forecast we are optimistic that the trails will be in good shape for the race, however we will reschedule if necessary. For the latest follow us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/bikeiv or Twitter @IVcycling
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2009 Results & Photos